New Clause 1 - GUIDANCE TO DISTRIBUTING BODIES

Part of National Lottery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:00 pm on 3rd November 2005.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 1:00 pm, 3rd November 2005

The Minister, either advertently or inadvertently, stumbled across his definition of “additionality”, and it is very different from ours. Apparently, additionality means using lottery money to top up Government spend. We would argue that that invites blurring of the lines. We define additionality as spend that is completely different from   the Government spend. It should not replace core Government expenditure. A clear difference is opening up, and the Minister has summed it up well.